Peter Olausson PhD    CEO   Peter is the CEO and a co-founder of COGNITUUM. He started his career as a cognitive neuroscientist at Yale University. In 2007 he created his first company, and he has been engaged with startup companies ever since. Prior to founding COGNITUUM Peter was the founder of IncSphere - a merchant bank that invests in cross-border expansion. In addition, Peter was a Managing Partner with Impulsa, helping companies transform and grow. More recently, he co-founded IDIQIO, a company dedicated to enhancing intelligent action in complex organizations. Peter earned his MS and PhD at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and finished his postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Yale University.

Peter Olausson PhD

CEO

Peter is the CEO and a co-founder of COGNITUUM. He started his career as a cognitive neuroscientist at Yale University. In 2007 he created his first company, and he has been engaged with startup companies ever since. Prior to founding COGNITUUM Peter was the founder of IncSphere - a
merchant bank that invests in cross-border expansion. In addition, Peter was a Managing Partner with Impulsa, helping companies transform and grow. More recently, he co-founded IDIQIO, a company dedicated to enhancing intelligent action in complex organizations. Peter earned his MS and PhD at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and finished his postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Yale University.

  Sevak Avakians    CTO   Sevak is the CTO and a co-founder of COGNITUUM. He is a physicist, electrical engineer, information security analyst, and software developer who has developed the next-generation cognitive computing approach to machine intelligence. In his early career, Sevak worked at Brookhaven National Labs under a grant from NASA. His work in quantum telecommunication was awarded a prestigious prize. Prior to founding COGNITUUM , Sevak served as an information security analyst at the elite Incident Response and Intelligent Services team (IRIS) for the Federal Reserve Bank System. He graduated with a BS in Physics from Stony Brook University.

Sevak Avakians

CTO

Sevak is the CTO and a co-founder of COGNITUUM. He is a physicist, electrical engineer, information security analyst, and software developer who has developed the next-generation cognitive computing approach to machine intelligence. In his early career, Sevak worked at Brookhaven National Labs under a grant from NASA. His work in quantum telecommunication was awarded a
prestigious prize. Prior to founding COGNITUUM , Sevak served as an information security analyst at the elite Incident Response and Intelligent Services team (IRIS) for the Federal Reserve Bank System. He graduated with a BS in Physics from Stony Brook University.

  Mark Mackowiak    Managing Director   Mark is a seasoned Portfolio Manager and Trader leading COGNITUUM's applications for the hedge fund and financial sector. He has worked on both the buy-side and sell-side and brings over 25 years of investment management and capital markets experience to our team. Mark's focus has been on customizing COGNITUUM's applications to elevate performance across all functions of investment management, underwriting, execution and compliance, customer retention, lead generation, data integrity and security. He is a Scout Leader since 2008 and holds a BA in Finance with a minor in Mathematics from Loyola University in Maryland.

Mark Mackowiak

Managing Director

Mark is a seasoned Portfolio Manager and Trader leading COGNITUUM's applications for the hedge fund and financial sector. He has worked on both the buy-side and sell-side and brings over 25 years of investment management and capital markets experience to our team. Mark's focus has been on
customizing COGNITUUM's applications to elevate performance across all functions of investment management, underwriting, execution and compliance, customer retention, lead generation, data integrity and security. He is a Scout Leader since 2008 and holds a BA in Finance with a minor in
Mathematics from Loyola University in Maryland.

 
  Harout Topsacalian    Director, Strategic Partnership   Harout leads COGNITUUM's business development and partnerships with private and public organizations. He brings over 25 years of US and international management consulting experience with top tier organizations in cross industry sectors. Harout has worked across the world with PSE&G, US Government contractors and aid agencies, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was an early investor and EVP at Integrien, a startup that developed network integrity management solutions and was acquired by VMWare in 2010. He also manages a private asset investment portfolio. Harout has a BE in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, both in New York.

Harout Topsacalian

Director, Strategic Partnership

Harout leads COGNITUUM's business development and partnerships with private and public organizations. He brings over 25 years of US and international management consulting experience with top tier organizations in cross industry sectors. Harout has worked across the world with PSE&G, US Government contractors and aid agencies, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was an early investor and EVP at Integrien, a startup that developed network integrity management solutions and was acquired by VMWare in 2010. He also manages a private asset investment portfolio. Harout has a
BE in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, both in New York.

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Jonas Laeben

Head of Sales

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